Steve Redgrave wins gold at the Seoul Olympics, the first WSB season is too close to call and Eddie Lawson rules
The Seoul Olympics were coming to end and Team GB managed a fairly measly 24 medals in total – with just five golds. Unless you count the men’s hockey team’s success as 11! In Rio 2016, Team GB took 67 gongs in total with 27 golds, so all of those National Lottery tickets have obviously made us a faster and fitter nation!
Joey Dunlop had started to really establish himself as a TT star with three wins in 1988, taking his tally
‘Edmondson crashed heavily but remounted and bravely limped home second-to-last’
to 13 and the WSB championship was having a stellar first season as American Fred Merkel battled hard with Italian Fabrizio Pirovana for the inaugural title.
The Honda CBR600 ruled the roads but lightweight, little two-strokes like the Yamaha TZR250 were still causing a stink!
DISASTER STRIKES EDMONDSON
Paul Edmondson went into the final day of the International Six Days Enduro in France leading and determined to take the 125 title in style. But during an MX element of the test, he crashed heavily and suffered severe concussion. He bravely remounted and limped home second-to-last, but he dropped to third overall. Edmondson, 19 at the time, went on to win four world enduro titles and 16 ISDE gold medals.